Monday, November 30, 2015

Little Lights: MMFF Animation Category Finalist

“Little Lights” is a story about being born with a lack of light. More importantly, it shows what happens when we, as individuals and as a community, discover what it means to be empowered by our differences and similarities.
A physically weak but strong-minded firefly named Charlie is forced to face his fears. Charlie struggles, not only to overcome his fear of darkness, but also to find his place in his discord-riddled firefly community. But, in spite of his own weaknesses and the indifference of his fellow fireflies, Charlie sets out to become stronger, eventually leading his loved ones to safety when danger arises.
Told using a combination of unique visual and musical artistry, Little Lights aims to inspire others to find their own light and to not be afraid to share it.

Little Lights is a passion project that started with two artists, Rivelle Mallari and Regie Espiritu, who envisioned telling a story by combining the art of animation and a musical scoring.
Now, the Animation film is made available again to be seen in selected theatre this December. (Pls. see screening details below)
About the Director:
Rivelle Mallari is a magna cum laude graduate of University of the Philippines Diliman in Bachelor in Arts in Film and Audio Visual Communication. Ever since, she loves arts specifically animated films 

About the MMDA New Wave Section:
Mr. Emerson Carlos, Chairman of MMDA, supports the MMFF’s New Wave Section and believes that this will create a venue for promising filmmakers to showcase their creativity and their talents.
Now on its third year, the Animation Category of the MMFF New Wave is continuous in its support of the thriving art of animated filmmaking in the Philippine film industry. Its objective is to cater and recognize the country's pool of talents in producing animated works that reflect not only the technical prowess of artist, but also their creativity in telling stories through visual narratives.
MMFF New Wave 2015 will run from December 17 to 24 at SM Megamall, Glorietta 4, and Robinsons Place Manila. 

Screening Details:

Please contact Pat
Patricia Cabredo - 0927 2222697

For more details:
MMFF New Wave: MMFF New Wave
Little Lights FB:Little Lights

Friday, November 27, 2015

Have You Bet on the Right Diaper?

You want the best for your baby but can your baby’s diaper guarantee 99.9% skin dryness? It’s time to bet on the best for your baby as Pampers, the world’s leading diaper brand, launches the New Pampers Baby Dry: 99.9% Skin Dryness Challenge.
Head on to Robinsons Place Manila on November 22, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Bring a sample of your current non-Pampers diaper and take the challenge!
Moms who correctly choose the diaper which keeps their baby dry will win their “Baby’s First” prize, like their first play set, first high chair or first stroller.
To join, mommies age 18 years old and above, residing in the Philippines, and have babies 0-3 years old should simply register online and bring their current non-Pampers diaper to the event.
Mommies from Visayas and Mindanao can also get a chance to challenge their current diaper and win their baby’s first prizes when they register in Ayala Center, Cebu City on December 6, 2015, and Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on December 15 2015.
Mommies will get a chance to win their baby’s first prizes, and babies can enjoy a complete sleep with 99.9% skin dryness!
What are you waiting for? Guarantee your slot by pre-registering. Visit the Pampers Philippines Facebook page for more details (
The New Pampers Baby Dry: 99.9% Skin Dryness Challenge is guaranteed to delight and excite both mommies and babies all over the country as we continue our journey of firsts.

ATC Evening Primrose - No More PMS Worries

At some point in your life, you will meet a woman who snaps irrationally, craves uncontrollably and shops like mad, once in every month. This usually happens a week or two before their period and the science behind it - premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Study suggests that for 1 in 20 women, PMS is intense enough to cause disruption to the quality of their life, resulting to misunderstanding with their loved ones. Though PMS can sometimes be mistaken with anxiety or depression, it can be identified by its symptoms such as mood swings, loss of confidence, being emotional and irritable. What makes this worse is that women also undergo physical struggles such as headaches, migraines, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness and even asthma. PMS may be a monthly battle women learned to live with but you can always look for back up –
ATC Evening Primrose.
ATC Evening Primrose relieves premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and breast tenderness associated with the menstrual cycle. ATC Evening Primrose also helps alleviate hot flashes caused by menopause and reduces symptoms of eczema and dermatitis. Also, be reminded that ATC Evening Primrose is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. Let go of your PMS worries with ATC Evening Primrose. ATC Evening Primrose is recommended to be taken one capsule a day, preferably with warm water. ATC Evening Primrose is available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide for SRP P6.00 per soft gel capsule. ATC Evening Primrose, the supplement for women.

ATC FISH OIL - Secure Your Heart

The heart represents a lot of beautiful things - affection, love, and even life. Imagining a life without heart, and all the things that it represents, makes us feel useless, more so, dead (literally and metaphorically). Without our hearts, we will not be able to live and even love. And ATC Healthcare is one with you in protecting what guards your life and all its meaning – ATC Fish Oil. ATC Fish Oil has Omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA which are essential nutrients for a healthier heart.
This combination helps lower blood pressure, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and heart attack. Aside from that, ATC Fish Oil also boosts the immune system, enhances cognitive function, improves blood circulation and reduces joint inflammation. This is beneficial for athletes as it allows them to train harder and recover faster. ATC Fish Oil is also known to slow the development of plaque in the arteries and reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm. EPA, or eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, found in ATC Fish Oil are nutrients extracted from cold water fishes and these are also beneficial for the brain and eyes. With ATC Fish Oil, you can protect yourself against life-threatening diseases such as heart attack, stroke and other heart problems. For an affordable price of SRP P6.00 per capsule, protect yourself from the risk of heart disease; arm yourself with ATC Fish Oil every day. ATC Fish Oil is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Coffee, Chocolate and Ice Cream Exposition 2015

One of my dreams is to have a coffee shop and a library in one. The perfect pair to pass the storm outside, a good book and brewed coffee. That is why I've been meaning to save the day to spend at the Coffee, Chocolate and Ice Cream Expo!
Last November 18, Wednesday, for an entrance fee of Php50 per head, I treat the family on a happy bonding time with coffee, chocolate and ice cream at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premiere.
Clyde enjoyed his cup of Carmen's Best Salted Caramel. Dave had a taste too and he showed me his dimples as appreciation.
This three day event successfully celebrated the best, finest of chocolates, teas, coffees, and premium ice creams locally available and internationally known.
Booth Hopping:
Malagos Chocolate from Davao is a Bronze Winner for Academy of Chocolate 2015 Awards for their premium unsweetened  chocolate made from 100% all natural cocoa beans
Sir Adam is very friendly and apparently couldn't resist the cuteness of our babies, Dave and Jamiel.
The Stevia plant tastes real sweet. I could munch this entire row of them! lol
Greenola is on Instagram! My favorite would be the Tropical Nut!
Divinve's Decadent Banana Cakes and LigenHoney 
Free tastes that surely satisfied our sweet cravings and coffee fix are Carmen’s Best Dairy Products, Malagos Chocolate, BluCofee, Ice Cream Store, Adams Ice Cream, and Gloria Jean’s Coffees. Clyde and Dave eyed Miguelitos, and my mom loved the Gourmet Farms.
Some of the things we bag includes:
Dilmah Luxury Tea
I've been sipping a lychee infused tea as of the moment.
Gourmet Farms Sicilian Dressing made of broccoli and some pesto chips. Good combo! And its nice to know that they are in Cavite area, and yes, they offer a tour on their farm too!
Charlie's Whole Fruit Smoothie - you can guess my favorite. I'm surprised too, that I prefered the Spirulina over Mango. I'm patting myself on the back for that healthier choice.
A bottle of wild raw pure honey from LigelHoney
Glorious Blend Chocolate tastes good too. :) I also got myself a pair of foot patches for detox.
These tubs are perfect for picnics and road trips. :D
We ended our Wednesday night in chocolate cloud, munching Greenola's Tropical Nut to satisfy our midnight cravings! thank you Ma'am Lariza and Ma'am Eleine for free passes.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gardenia The Next Big Sandwich Hit (NBSH) 2015 Grand Finale!

Last Monday at Market! Market! Activity Center, Gardenia finally held its last leg of its inter-college cooking competition wherein students are challenged to think out of the box and create recipes for sandwiches that will offer new, innovative and exciting ways of serving our favorite breakfast/merienda food, Gardenia.
The competition did bigger than the previous years since it was with 100 teams from 20 colleges and universities from Luzon which includes Tarlac State University, Centro Escolar University-Malolos, Angeles Univesrity foundation, De La Salle University- Dasmarinas, Cavite State University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, University of Manila, St. Scholastica's college, Adamson University, National University, La Consolacion College, Philippines Women's University, St. Paul's College-Manila and University of the Cordilleras.
During the Semi-Final clash of the Top 20
Competitors from Benguet state University
Aside from the competition, Gardenia open up the event to the public. At Market Market's Entrance before Fiesta Market positioned a Gardenia Tasty Truck wherein people could request their favorite Gardenia bread for free!Partner brands includes
Clara Ole
Chefs Classics
Ladies Choice, Nutella, Peter Pan Peanut Butter
There are booths that offer free tastes, discounted products including partner brands. For every single purchase of Gardenia, a customer is entitled for a raffle promo! Way to go, Gardenia!
Other photos from the events:
Gardenia Mascots interacts with the public
Play online and win Gardenia products instantly
Media Representatives were treated with Gardenia's very own unique recipes created by Gardenia's Resident Chef, Sir Benjo.
Corned Tuna with Tomato Cucumber Salsa
Mini Black Forest Tartlets
That cherry on top makes this the overall favorite of my Number 1 blog event escort, Clyde.
Gardenia Strawberry, Blueberry & Banana Smoothie, Gardenia Muesli Smoothie. Since, I'm introducing solids to Dave, these smoothies are his favorites! My co-bloggers could attest to that! hihi
Gardenia Chicken Tostadas
Gardenia Herb Garlic Cheesebun Fondue, this is Beth's cheese of table!
Gardenia Squidball Croquettes, my personal favorite!
Very sosyal presentation, good job Gardenia and Chef Benjo!
Who take home the bread?
3rd place (20k prize) – Elaine Francisco and Ramon Eloriaga of Manila Tytana Colleges (Team Lubdub)
2nd place (30k prize) – John Lustre Pestin and Adryx Ivan Rafols of La Consolacion College Manila (Team Funtoastic)
Champions (50k prize) – Jod Michelle Jacinto and Juan Carlo Caparas of Phil Women’s University (Team D’Pidabest Duo)
Congratulations to the winners, to the school they represent, and Gardenia for this very successful event! Thank you so much Ma'am Lariza and Ma'am Rosbel for having us.